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syria. new clues about when a strike might happen. now, threats of retaliation if those u.s. missiles fly. >>> mishgamerica's biggest drugstore chain is accused of overcharging at the register. and we'll meet the sensation of the u.s. open 17-year-old american victoria duval. >>> first, we begin with today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict but we need to make sure they're held accountable. >> the stakes rise in syria. >> the president's assistance assad must face international consequences have has the u.s. at odds with russia. >> signaling the u.s. may act without the support of the u.n. or or its allies. >> we'd be better off if the administration let congress authorize this activity. >> an oil rig explosion near a highway in southwest texas. all employees were evacuated safely and have been accounted for. >> former nfl star turned murder suspect aaron hernandez cut ties with his family and teammates, surrounding himself only with a quote of gangsters. >> a jury has recommended the death penalty
level. those phone calls are not used to be treated with respect and the fact you're doing that can be life changing p i'm proud to be part of this event. i want to thank you you're making san francisco the city of hope for so many people. so thank you >> thank you supervisor campos. you know, i've been taught your blessed whether argue blessing. today, we're blessed when we see people giving up their day so thank you to you guys. let's give ourselves a round of applause for coming out today. i have have list of people i want to thank but one of the first, we have the ceo and forgive me if i'm saying your name wrong. thank you so much for participating today they'll helped us expand our mental and dental team so people can get the best services as they move into permanent housing so thank you. i want to thank alex. he's been obviously from the beginning that. one of the founders. anytime i need something i say we need a little bit of extra money for socks. all the things you do thank you sf city for snanlt helping. one of the things it sf city is it doing for us is anything who joi in the west. it's tuesday august 27th 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." it now seems not if but when the u.s. will strike syria. the latest from the white house and syrian border. firefighters make progress near yosemite but flames still threaten the water supply for millions. >> seth doane takes us inside a radioactive ghost town years after the tsunami. only on "cbs this morning," consumer reports reveal how store brands stack up to name brands. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> the u.s. urges closer to striking syria. >> four u.s. navy destroyers are close enough to launch a missile strike. >> what secretary kerry described as undeniable use of chemical weapons. >> how close is the u.s. right now to using military action. >> we're getting closer every moment. >> the president should not have set a red line unless he knows what he's going to do. >> firefighters making progres
"before sunset." and then we have a cooling trend in store for us. i'll tell you more about that with our next forecast. kira. >> francis, thank you. bart's two largest unions and management return to the negotiating table today in a last minute bid to avoid a strike tomorrow morning. the two sides negotiated all day yesterday. key issues included wages, pension, worker safety and healthcare costs. both sides say they are working to avoid a strike. >>> we are not at impasse. our team is prepared to negotiate and get a contract. we are not at impasse. >> we will go as long as as we need to go if we need to if it looks like we can get something done and get an agreement. >> both sides plan to return to the bargaining table in just a few hours. bart's current contract expires at midnight tonight. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee had strong words yesterday for both sides in the negotiations. work out a deal or else. >> if they can't get it together, i think a privilege to negotiate an agreement between the two, then i think that privilege might have to be removed. and if it is, it's a sorry sta
arts community to us with all the other things that we are doing in struggling everyday and sometimes there are good stories but art has always been an inspiration to me. you can imagine anything you want in these lights. the artist will say that leo has always said it and documented in so many other interviews to give yourself a chance to work with these 25,000 light is. to me it's the mustache. it will be for every child in us, the ability to celebrate, to see what's good and what we have done here, but i think it will be the beacon for world class to happen here in san francisco. i look forward to -- we talked about this being a 2-year commitment. but we all know with the success this has, we are already and i will predict that people, including myself will want this to be on going certainly during my lifetime. [ applause ] >> so i have every expectation we'll about be right there hand in hand celebrating with you to create even more art in the city. by the way, it's budget time, so tom in the art commission, you have done very well with the opening of this timing with everybody el
. first the crisis in syria where it is 9:00 a.m. on saturday. abc news is reporting there could be u.s. military action there as soon as this weekend. the president and his staff meeting today and deciding how to respond to the masacre that leav 1400 people with chemical weans and with four u.s. navy ships off the syrian coast, the whe house is leaving little doubt that the ited states would respond with force. >> from the white house, president obama is wighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking wit his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against al-assad's government would not pull the u.s. into a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act and we are not considering open-ended commitment and not csidering boots on the ground approach. >> reporter: military experts say the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of airstrikes in syria's capital. >> don't go after the unit that conducted these attacks. they know who the uni
to be safe we should all avoid making sex tapes in north korea. thank you for joining us, we'll have the latest on syria, we're always on line at, and have a great week. schedule, the paving, the grinding and the striping is moving as planned. the only thing behind schedule are the drivers who are stuck taking the long way around. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm ama dates in for dan ashley. we will have more on the bridge in a moment. first the crisis in syria where it is 9:00 a.m. on saturday. abc news is reporting there could be u.s. military action there as soon as this weekend. the president and his staff is meeting today and deciding how to respond to the masacre that leaves 1400 people with chemical weapons and with four u.s. navy ships off the syrian coast, the white house is leaving little doubt that the united states would respond with force. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking with his national security te
. and in particular, those that we want to be here are going to help us recover in any kind of event. in an emergency event, i've been trained ever since my very first visit to new orleans after their disaster happened in katrina so know that we've got to recover better ~ to know. we've got to ask everybody today, we want you -- we ask you to live and work in our city. and if there is anything to happens, to be right there for people so we can recover extremely fast and well. this is the vote of confidence that our voters had in us, with the housing trust fund, and also working with us to make sure that we had a first-time home buyer program and the first responder's home buying program so we can locate everybody here who needed to be here to help us with a quick recovery if there is anything that should happen. this is the context in which we launched this program. we will adjust it along the way to make sure it continues to work effectively. and i'm gratified to be working with olson and his team of people that are community developers and housing developers to make sure this happens for everybody
the crisis in syria where it is 9:00 a.m. on saturday. abc news is reporting there could be u.s. military action there as soon as this weekend. the president and his staff is meeting today and deciding how to respond to the masacre that leaves 1400 people with chemical weapons and with four u.s. navy ships off the syrian coast, the white house is leaving little doubt that the united states would respond with force. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking with his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against al-assad's government would not pull the u.s. into a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act and we are not considering open-ended commitment and not considering boots on the ground approach. >> reporter: military experts say the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of airstrikes in syria's capital. >> don't go after the unit that conducted these attacks. they know who th
in particular, olson lee and brian chu who are here with us today and my colleagues on the board of supervisors, together and with the voters of san francisco, we passed proposition c, the housing trust fund initiative, to create and approve affordable housing city-wide and to provide loans to assist with the down payment towards the purchase of homes here in san francisco. the passage of the housing trust fund was and is a huge win for all of san francisco and our residents as one step in the right direction towards continuing to solve our city's ongoing housing needs. we are here today to announce the launch of a renewed down payment assistance program for our first responders here in san francisco. statistics will say that the majority of all of our first responders live outside of our city limits, and i for one believe that our communities and our neighborhoods are strengthened here in san francisco by the men and women who put their lives on the line every single day for us as san francisco residents. those that are standing behind me here today, living here within our various neighborhood
% dead out is going to be wintertime, months. >> cbs reporter candy brown shows us how firefighters are scrambling to keep up with the unpredictable fast-moving fire. >> reporter: this ridge is the firefighter's focus on the west side. winds up to 20 miles per hour spread the flames sunday afternoon. >> it's unpredictable with the wind. >> reporter: if the fire continues this destruction this far west thousands of homes will be threatened. strike teams are waiting to protect homes just in case this erratically moving fire takes a devastating turn. cal fire cleared brush trying to stay one step ahead of the fire. >> slow the fire, stop the fire, give us a place to work, keep it out of the communities of tuolumne and such. >> reporter: their work on the ground also helpful for crews in the air. it gives them a marker for where to drop water and flame retardant. >> they can see the line from up above. >> reporter: nearby homeowners are confident firefighters have everything under control. >> these firefighters are amazing. they will keep us protected. >> reporter: thousands of people a
of the most diverse cities in the country. that diversity helps us maintain our strength, our voices to be heard and that's why i believe our city becomes the number one model for affordable healthcare, and for housing, and for jobs. as you all know, san francisco city that celebrates and rewards pioneers and innovators. ground breakers and risk takers. our friend, dr. is just that person. dr. jones we are grateful for your contribution to the civil rights movement as not only the attorney, the advisor, and the speechwriter, but your words have been inspiring not only to all of us but to me personally. it inspires me to do more. it creates conditions under which i do not sit every time we come was something we say what's next because the dream has not been fulfilled for so many people. so, your words continue to inspire me and inspire us. you make the changes that we want to be and we march ahead and we will not turn back until everybody is taken care of. so it is with great pleasure that i celebrate you, dr. jones, and present you with an award on behalf of the city and county of sa
inside that carport. neighbors telling us some of the cars in here had just been painted. one was new. i have new video of the flames when this fire was beening out of control. a resident was able to take pictures with his camera. most of the people we talked to said they were fast asleep when his fire broke out. they woke up to the fire. they started banging on each others doors. one wop wetbacked -- it was already starting to burn but she was determined to save her car. >> i came out to see what was going on. i grabbed my keys and family. >> reporter: was your car on fire? >> yes. i got my sweater and put it out. it's parked outside. >> reporter: you went into your car knowing it was on fire to pull it out. >> it was the side mirrors. >> reporter: and the rest of the cars were burn something >> yes the car next to me was on fire. it wasn't engulfed but it was starting to. >> reporter: you thought you had time? kind of crazy you got into your burning car. >> the thing is i just purchased it a month ago. >> reporter: back out here live when you see the extensive damage to the other cars
fire near the bay bridge has shut down two lanes of westbound traffic. brian flores is live to tell us when the lanes could reopen. good morning, brian. >> reporter: you said it. good thing the b.a.r.t. trains are running. traffic is moving very slowly here, west 80. as you can see there, san francisco crews dousing this big rig fire that happened at 5:45 or so. we understand the big rig caught on fire. there was some type of a flat tire. let's bring in the sergeant. tell us more about what happened. >> roughly 5:45, the gentleman driving that big rig realized he had a flat tire. he pulled to the right shoulder and exited his vehicle at that time he realized there was smoke coming from the engine department and a couple of minutes later, the vehicle was fully engulfed. >> how is the driver doing? >> the driver is fine. he got out in plenty of time. he was carrying groceries. >> reporter: in terms of traffic, i see traffic moving slowly. how long is the sig-alert gonna last and what are the alternates? >> probably four hours. it will take a lot of time to get this big rig out of here on
. obviously maritime uses are important, both because it takes advantage of this wonderful asset on the water and because it's so important for trust consistency and bcdc approve. i think our proposals are very similar. in both cases i think the teams are proposing to rehabilitate the existing floating dock of the north. we are also proposing during the long-term phase to build and do guest stock along the south. the guest stock along the south would really operate part of the south beach harbor complex there and could be for both permanent docking and for larger craft that are guest docking. the floating dock on the north is more of a light duty facility and would be good for small craft launching for a human craft like kayak launching as well as ongoing taxi service which would serve both this project, of core, the brannan street wharf. in addition, of course, we would have some maritime facilities inside the building to serve the boaters who are coming and going. i had been -- was involved many years in the operation of south beach harbor which i'm happy to hear the port will soon be opera
about 30 minutes ago also reminded us that they still have difficulty reaching a decision. reporting live, phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> thank-you. this is video of the two sides arriving at the bargaining table at around 11-30 this morning. bart's chief negotiator thomas hock. a-t-u local 15-55 president antonette bryant seen walking in as well. outside of that, we havent heard much from either side today. they've been upstairs negotiating. thomas hock says both sides know time is running out. and, that there's a lot on the line. one longtime bart train operator says he showed up today to support the unions. though, he hasn't been at the bargaining table. he says he wants a deal. but wouldn't be upset if union workers agreed to extend talks beyond tonight deadline. when i spoke to one of the union negotiators at six o'clock. i was told talks had pretty much stalled. but that there's hope. however, he added that bart workers have not thrown away their picket signs. live in oakland, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> across the bay in san francisco, kron 4's alecia reid is talking
, be they the mayor of new york or the mayor of chicago can envy us on the eve of my going to the white house to receive, with the giants, the 2012 world series championship, recognition that we continue to also receive the world class recognition they would have for our park system. this is what it means. but it also means that challenges that were signalled literally just a few months ago when this park was established. how do you maintain a gift? how do you look the gift horse in the mouth and say, well, we can't accept it because we can't maintain it, for them to come up with one of the most innovative models for the rest of the country to follow is an important part of this everlasting gift. because not only do we receive this half acre with great appreciation, but we will take care of it with our other partners for years and years to come as part of the system, maintain it as well as to receive the newness of it. going forward, we can't maintain every gift that we get. we can't maintain all the things that we want to have for the rest of our city as we expand our park system. so, you're
and thousands are going around it tonight to get home. >> the chp told us that the average commute today actually only increased by 10 minutes. sal castaneda is following conditions. sal, do you agree with that figure? >> reporter: no, not really, unfortunately. first of all, drivers are going a longer distance, because they're going around. send of all, the commutes on those bridges, the san mateo bridge, for example, has been heavier. more people are on the bridge. and it's made it a lot more -- well, just a lot slower. newschopper 2 is showing us a picture of eastbound 92. these are live pictures of people just trying to get onto the san mateo bridge. and 101 traffic is also going to be heavy and slow as you drive down 101. as a matter of fact, i can show you a little bit of it. southbound 101, you can see traffic is really busy here in san mateo. slow traffic as you drive through. i want to focus on this area here. you can see that 101, a lot of the road centers are red. getting over to the san mateo bridge, that traffic is going to be very slow as you drive through. we're also looki
backups. thank you for joining us, we'll get to our coverage of the bay bridge in a moment. but first, major developments regarding the crisis in syria. an bankrupt announcement from the white house this morning president obama has decided the u.s. should take military action in syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. we get the latest. >> reporter: president obama has put military action against syria on hold. >> the power is rooted not just in our military might but in our example as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. >> the president says he's firmly decided on a military response. >> what message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children in plain sight and pay no price? >> the inspectors cross the syrian border on saturday, it set off furious speculation as to when a u.s. attack on syria might begin. the white house has turned up the rhetoric to red hot with secretary of state john kerry calling syrian leader bashar al assad a thug
>> good morning, everything. so glad you could be with us this morning. let's tart with a quick look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. >> good morning, katie. it is cloudy done town and in oakland were but san jose is clear with 54 dreams later on today going for a high in the upper 70s underneath sunny conditions. should be a beautiful day in the south bay. elsewhere upper 60s to low 70s for oakland. more sunshine for you. ballgame this afternoon. and at our coast the clouds have been hanging tough, keeping the shoreline cool from the upper 50s to the low 60s for the most part. but you head out toward stinson beach and you should see high necessary the mid-650s. inland the warmest numbers not only today, but for the weekend and much of the week ahead. so it looks like with the warmer day coming in today, we are talking about an even stronger cooling trend headed our way as these numbers come down in the days ahead. but as for today, that's your warm spot inland. we will pinpoint the numbers and talk about the cool down, show it to you with our se
monday morning. >>> >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this friday morning august 9th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. >> we heard her say it's going to get a little warmer. >> that is right. a minor warmup. we will start with today. a tad warmer than yesterday. for some a near repeat and for some two to three degrees warmer. but it's a start. warmer afternoon for your friday. this morning we are waking up with low clouds once again. patchy drizzle as we mentioned. windshield wipers may be going as you get to work. breezy through the delta and afternoon sea breeze will be with us. that system off the coast beginning to shift to the north. we are looking at temperatures beginning to rebound. i'll have a look at the numbers coming up. good morning, sal. >>> good morning, rosemary. traffic looks good on the san mateo bridge. a little foggy here. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on northbound 101 in san francisco approaching the 80 split. 6:01 back to the desk. >>> all right this morning 6:00 we are tracking developing news in vallejo where police
commuters as they took public transportation. edwin showed us his two tickets he bought. >> this is for tomorrow. i'm doing this ahead of time to avoid the rush. >> reporter: golden gate ferry does expect more riders tonight, so it added a late- night trip and added trips to its weekend and holiday schedule. >> i was on bart earlier and it wasn't busy at all. >> reporter: but susan langford told us she made sure to avoid areas where there might be problems in i was in san francisco tonight, and i had to travel out over the golden gate bridge instead of the bay bridge. >> reporter: she also avoided this commute on the first morning. bart reports that ridership soared this morning. >>> to keep things running smoothly, ac transit offered bart commuters service to and from the stations. >> in the morning, it was really packed. a lot of people. >> reporter: but there were those who couldn't avoid the freeways. we saw stalled drivers trying to get to the east bay, heading north in heavy traffic, around 2:30 this afternoon, which is why drivers like susan langford have a plan f
>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> we have breaking news, thanks for joining us. >> police found two people in a home would appear to be victims of homicide. our reporter is on the scene. police need help with the case, is that right? >> i can tell you that the police have their suspect in custody. they are calling this an active investigation. if you look over my shoulder you can see the home they are looking at. the house with the camper is the location of what police are now investigating as a double homicide. after 2:30 this morning officers responded to this quiet section of tara hills drive. we have learned officers were met by the suspect who said their might be injured people inside. when officers want snowed they discovered the bodies of two residents and police have not released their names or ages but have told us the homicide victims are older. police arrested their suspect whom they describe as a 25-year-old resident of the home. we have learned that all three, the two deceased, and the suspect in police custody, are all related. we do not know the n
's is swlau to look forward to. another live shot for us over towards san mateo bridge we do see a 30 minute commute heading into hayward your eastbound commute will be headlights and could take a look at the waze app if you're traveling along highway 1 we have heavy traffic reported in half moon bay. buz at the desk. >> want to take you now to the thick of the traffic. driving in the area it and looks mighty slow there. my goodness that is northbound. that was just -- . >> cheryl it's horrible. it's horrible out here, your get away drive is stop and go as soon as you walk out of the office in san francisco. it's been bad here it's taking me an hour to get from wald yes tunnel. swlai to look forward to is a mess a one exit connector that connects highway 580 to go over richmond bridge. you know, we're doing morning drive this morning talking about how rela live of tiffly light it was this morning. i'm wondering what happened during the day here? it's a mess now. >> all right. thank you very much for that update. and we feel for you out there. now, caltrans says work on the new span is going
, really interesting to us. something that we don't think has been photographed before. we shot it tonight. our photographer, brian, captured this photo of the tower. if you look closely, you can see a v that comes off of the lighting off the top of that tower. we call it the tower beams. as far as we know, the first time it has been photographed. we are learning all kinds of new things about this bridge every day we come out here. kristen ayers right now is at the toll plaza with a look ahead at knew things that will be happening in the next 24 hours. kristen. >> yeah, ken, just in the past 15 seconds or so, we got an update saying that this portion of the toll plaza here is just about complete. we are talking more than 90% of the weight complete. this should be done. so work crews tonight clearing some of the final hurdles before the span can be open. caltrans say they are kicking off the final project one by one. here is what will happen over the next 24 hours. crews will finish demolishing 1,000 feet of roadway to make way for the bike path on the new bridge. they will also clean the
years later in the bay area, looking at how hard it is for us to strive to keep our theater is going, etc. i like to think that i'm not struggling quite as hard, personally, but what i mean by that, the intention, the commitment. particularly, to produce works that would not be produced in other places, and also to really nurture women of color artists. i think that is something that has not shifted for me in those 25 years, and it is good to see that brava remains committed to that kind of work. ♪ >> when people talk about the reflection of the community, we can only go from what we have on our staff. we have a south asian managing director, south african artistic director, latino aside from the staff, the other people, artists that we work with being a reflection of us, yes, the community is changing, but brava has always tried to be ahead of that trend. when i came in, i tried to make it about the work that shows the eclectic mission district, as well as serving the mission. those are the types of things that i feel build one brava is >> so, good morning, everyone. my name is ma
. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artwor
colleague, the three of us today, whether we were in gio, and what committee is this, neighborhood services and safety committee, all of us are tackling really lofty policy discussions, earlier today, we heard supervisor mar's commitment to ensuring we have healthy and clean safe drinking water in our city and our partners in public health were there at the table, supervisor campos was talking about the affordable health care and i forgot what i was talking about, but i think it was just as important. >> thank you. >> it's really truly been a very long day. i wanted to say thank you to all of our neighborhood leaders, our grass roots organizers, our labor leaders, everyone who comes out and makes this job so full and so dynamic and extremely rewarding, thank you. >> thank you very much, supervisor, i echo all of those comments and i especially want to thank my co >> so, good morning, everyone. my name is mark farrell. i'm the supervisor from district 2 here in san francisco. last year, thanks to the great leadership of our mayor ed lee, his office of housing in particular, olson lee and bri
individually the chief of the police and the chief of the fire department for joining us here today and for interrupting their important businesses for joining us here at this ceremony, ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for coming and also to my colleagues from russia and from insurance, this is a great honor for me. i think and i will be very brief. i think that this is really a day of which we can be of which many of us can be very proud. but, probably most of all, i think that he must be very proud to see this beautiful bust now in this wonderful position standing in city hall because he has been working so long on this project. and i really would like to commend him and thank him for his tenacity. of course there are many more that i have to think, the artists and the sponsors and the political leadership of the city who all have supported this project but i think that he deserves a special thank you. [ applause ] . >> thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. >> now, i'm not going to add detail to sutro's biography, because i think that you may be hearing more of that from o
spending days on the fire lines. >> we were on 24-hour shifts up there. but we're used to working, and we know that when we go out to these incidents, that that's what we're out there for. we can't take a break when we're out there, because the fire doesn't take a break. the fire keeps burning through the grass and the trees and things like that. so if the fire doesn't stop, we can't stop. >> even these firefighters said they were stunned by the size of the fire. telling us they had never seen a blaze that big. >> the rim fire plus the bay bridge closure equalled trouble for labor day travelers this weekend. clogged highways and closed or destroyed campgrounds forced a lot of people to change their plans. nbc bay area's george kiriyama is live in saratoga to show us. george? >> reporter: terry, it's true. people are staying closer to home this holiday weekend. all you have to do is go to campgrounds like this one here in saratoga. for some, it was no-brainer. >> you know, they love it. >> reporter: ari had his labor day weekend planned out for weeks. his family would camp out near lake ta, and a look at real-time traffic maps, and you can also follow us on twitter for breaking news updates. >>> to help accommodate b.a.r.t. passengers if there's a strike, the san lee andre main library will provide a designated seating area and work space with free wi-fi. people are invited to use the area to telecommute. the work space will be available tomorrow and tuesday from 80:00 in the morning to 5:00'm in the carp room. >> we will continue to monitor the negotiations and have live updates at 6:00 and 11:00. and stay with abc7 news the moment they go on strike or a deal is reached, we'll let now know. join us for live coverage tomorrow morning starting at 4:00 with the morning news anchors, and traffic reporter. >> abc news has learned the federal government is boosting security measures at airports, train stations, and other transportation hubs after a credible terrorism threat. the san francisco police department says they're aware of the state department's terror alert status. police say they're monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resou
inside and why they couldn't use water to fight this fire at the beginning. >> breaking news from san francisco. gunfire in the tender loin. we have a news crew headed to the scene. >> reporter: a search for a service dog will begin in the next couple hours in san jose. you'll hear why finding him is so critical for his owner. >> plus a rash of robberies in one east bay city. the question police still have not answered. mornings on 2 begins right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. you are looking live at a home in hayward where firefighters discovered a pot grow inside a home. we will have more on this situation in just a few moments. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather, traffic. steve, how are we looking? >> we are looking good. low clouds. gave us crazy weather this week. accelerating northward. back to school forecast, take a look at san rafael. 58. 68 mostly sunny by noon. and a high of 77. temperatures in the north bay a lot of 70s.
minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
and walked off with cash and household items. police gave us a detailed description. one of the robbers is described as a dark complected african american man in early 30s. 6 feet tall weighing around 200 pounds. facial hair is described as unshaven. he wore a white t-shirt and blue jeans. the other man is described as hispanic male 5'9 and weighing around 150 pounds. he too wore a hard hat and vest. neighbors saw the men runaway from the home and drive away in a gold suv similar to a cadillac he is . >>> another representative will be contacting us around 8:00 possibly with an update and comment on this case. police, again, want you to look out for these suspects believed to be connected with all three robberies and if somebody approaches your door, they should give you a badge showing they are an actual utility worker and look out for utility truck which would be parked in front of the home. ktvu, channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:04. contract talks in the bart labor dispute resume in two hours with a threat of a strike still looming. today's negotiations come one day after a special b
that the h.r. department has laid out for us. but the optimum is a 3 month process to get a replacement. i will - once i've submitted, you know, the jobs - the job description but it's not been posted. once it's posted it be 3 months >> do very have someone in the intermediate. >> the intermediate put that will rotate among staff to help run the meetings by after august 9th it will be me probably facility a lot of the legislation logistics. let's cross our fingers we have a quiet time until the board recess >> you working on the replacements. >> yes. >> and your timeline to be 3 months? >> i'd like my timeline to be less than that but the optimum time they say is 3 months. >> the sooner the better. a government job >> so with that there's any questions i will, you know, conclude my report. >> okay. next item please. item 13 commissioners presence report. >> i don't have anything to report at this time. >> commissioner item fourteen is departments report. >> no report? >> next item. >> commissioner reports. >> commissioner reilly. >> yes. i attended the meeting with s pa.
morning long. red flag warnings, mike is keeping track of that. >>> and leyla joins us with a check on the traffic. >> reporter: all right. we don't have any crashes to speak of, so that's the good news. hopefully, we won't have any car fires because of the dry conditions. what we do have, though, good morning, everyone, construction in the east bay, traveling along in the eastbound direction on 580 between north slim road and greenville. you will be seeing crews out there working on drainage, and that is causing a little bit of a bottleneck, as you can see slowing building in the eastbound direction. westbound direction nice and clear. we are at top speeds as you make it out of tracey and into dublin, and as you continue into castro valley. so not a problem there. going outside live to look at this, the bay bridge toll plaza, where i saw a few cars loading up in the cash-paying lane, as you can see on the right-hand side of the screen. the rest of the drive is moving along fine. we'll have a few lanes blocked westbound until 5:00 at the cantilever section till the end of the tunnel
. construction progress. and burglars are starting to use a very strange strategy to get inside victims homes. we'll tell you about the so called "snake scammers" and the cities they're targeting. and the rim fire continues to burn an yosemite. we'll talk to cal fire and get the latest in the fight to contain that fire. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm marty gonzalez. our top story this morning is the closure of the bay bridge. many of you are looking for alternate routes to get around the bay this labor day weekend. we want to start off and check out traffic conditions with robin. our top story this morning. this is the thrid full day of the bay bridge closure. crews continue to work around the clock. connecting interstate-80 to the new span. at the same time, they're also demolishing portions of the old bridge. san fog this morning zeitover the golden gate bridge up 50's for coast itsand bay area uopper 60 on the coast low 70's inland kron4's mike pelton joins us live from the oakland side where he's been followingmike? crews are making progress on the bridge this morning 1000 ft sec
difficult childhoods. all of us will miss her beautiful, giving spirit. >> this was the largest seizure of club drugs in the history of the san francisco police department. >> officials found a huge quantity of ecstasy which may have been destined for the outside lands festival. vic lee joins us live with the story. vic? >> part luck good, timing and good police work that led to this huge amount of ecstasy. it's such a big case, police are considering handing it over to the u.s. toush. -- attorney. >> the narcotics have a street value if excess of $1.5 million. >> this is what officers confiscated. ecstasy, called molly. 23 kilos of powder. 30,000 pills. and 30,000 dollars in cash. it happened sunday morning. a tenant on an apartment called police at about 9:00 a.m. saying someone tried to break into the billing. responding officers say a broken window and a blood trail. following to it another apartment where he live ease answered the door, officers observed his hand bleeding. >> they twont see if someone else was hurt and saw steven terrell. police found something else. >> in the apar
the fire is more than 10 miles away from here, kpix 5 reporter mark sayre tells us it could affect water quality for the bay area. mark. >> reporter: indeed, allen. here in menlo park on this trestle just south of the dumbarton bridge, those are the pipes that actually bring the water from hetch hetchy down across the bay into the peninsula and then right up into san francisco. and with the rim fire continuing to grow, authorities are now looking at all of their operations. here in this emergency operations center staff members of the san francisco public utilities commission are keeping a close eye on the hetch hetchy water and power system. and while the rim fire is now only about a mile from the reservoir itself, so of authorities are not seeing any problems. >> we are monitoring walt quarter at all times and we have seen no change in water quality which is why we're continuing normal water operations. >> reporter: these monitors show the readings from a series of sensors monitoring what is called turbidity or cloudiness in the water supply. most show a 0.2 reading the same as before
will be limited. the embarcadero station in san francisco was packed late last night. one conductor told us it was quite a bit busier than usual. we are at the dublin plaza at the bart station. we hope everything is going nice and smooth. >> reporter: good morning. this place is busier than normal, because normally at 4:00 a.m. there would be no bart service at this station, but today, bart is running on what they call a modified x service. here are facts to know if you're thinking of taking bart over the next several days. bart is running 24 hours at 14 stations, but that service is limited. trains are scheduled hourly, all trains will meet at the mcarthur station, where you can transfer. no overnight service monday into tuesday and monday labor day bart is running on a saturday schedule. during regular service hours starting at 5:00 a.m., a bart is running longer cars all day trying to absorb the thousands of extra passengers that would otherwise be taking the bay bridge, but others are still opting for the roadway, taxi drivers will be cashing in. >> take the people through the bart, the
, everyone, thanks for joining us at 6:00 a.m. on thursday. >> we start with a look at the yerba buena island camera, and you can see no traffic moving on the old span. on the left side the bright shiny side is the new eastern span with no track but hopefully there will be this five days. we have coverage of the closure beginning with leyla gulen in the traffic center. leyla gulen? >>guest: it looks like traffic is building as are the accidents. we will take you over the altamont pass where we have a motorcycle crash that has blocked one lane and this is at grant line road and we are looking at slow conditions from tracy and toward livermore. it is slow until dublin/pleasanton and opens up and become up at 238 so the traffic toward the san mateo bridge is getting busy and speaking of which we have this brand new accident blocking one lane at the tolls at the spay yes bridge and you have bumper-to-bumper traffic easing up slightly but we have slower commute. outside, i will show you the maze and as you can see the traffic is building as you make it out of berkeley to 580 making a push toward t
old, gone through various rehabilitations, various retrofits, very important for us to have this information. >> reporter: back to a live picture now in emeryville, this is the view from here. the first big thing you're going to notice on the cantilever section is probably not until about march of next year. that's when literally they are going to take an entire section, a 700-foot section, right out of the middle of the bridge. so the bridge will come up on one side it will come up on the other and see a big hole right in the middle of it. it's going to take a long time to bring the old bridge down, probably about three years because they have to do is so carefully. >> it will be kind of a cool thing because you will be able to look out on the right side, see the city of san francisco and on the left side watching this demolition process going on. probably the better idea is keep your eyes on the road. >> reporter: they don't want it to be too much of a sideshow to get across bridge. >> mark sayre reporting live for us, thank you, mark. >>> the first morning commute pretty
ago. fortunately, she wasn't hurt, but she is certainly rattled. as she shares her experience with us, it's clear the robber didn't just steal her necklace, he stole her sense of security in her new community. most of the necklace grabs happened during the day, sometime between 7:00 in the morning and 9:00 at night. and we also want to tell you that this is a crime that is happening in other bay area city, including most recently in fremont. reporting live in sunnyvale, marianne favro. >>> a new call tonight to strengthen the san jose police department. mayor chuck reed and a councilmember called for adding officers, and restoring wages for current officers. the cost of the new plan bo be approximately $50 million a year. the proposal will be discussed at the september 3rd city council meeting. >>> police have arrested a south bay substitute teacher after detectives say they found 2,000 images of child porn in his home. they arrested 39 year old brian westphal. he has been a teacher since 2006. before that, he worked with the ymca. as a precaution, police have interviewed students who
to give you a live lack on the bridge you can see the headlights coming toward us. heading to the east bay and it is jam packed. really as it has been all day long. >> san mateo bridge saw increase in eastbound traffic from 8.7% of normal. today they saw 57 percent increase in the east bound traffic for the afternoon commute. >> there were actually fewer cars on the golden gate bridge today but once drivers got past it it was certainly congested. >> north band 101 section from at least golden gate bridge to the san rafael bridge experiencing some extreme congestion today. that is extending into san francisco area and the doyle drive area. >> take a look. traffic tonight on link on boulevard and pre-situated yochlt line of cars trying to snake their way toward the golden gate bridge. solid here. and just short time ago this was how the golden gate bridge looked. still quite a bit of cars there and again the headlights headingto marin. using our ways app you get a sense of traffic across the renal right now and red line show us where really heavy spots are. you can see the approac
and who stepped in to delay the strike. >> but the rest of a possible terrorist attack will keep 19 at u.s. embassies closed, this week. more on the threats that prompted the closures. >> we are keeping an eye on bay area weather and traffic. here is a live look at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. >> we are waking up to areas of drizzle right now. it is a foggy start for most of us. you will see nothing but great skies until the sun comes up. the fog will make a comeback later on tonight. it will not be too windy as we approach the evening hours. >> i do want to talk a bit about satellite and radar because we have an area of low pressure that is 400 mi. away from san francisco. this is what is keeping our temperatures and below average. not only today, but for the next couple of days. with that you can expect deeper and more showers. the warmest spots will probably be in antioch would a high of 84 degrees. 67 degrees for oakland and 684--pitch your 7 day around the bay highlights temperatures will be cooler as we pushed into the middle of the housthis week. the fog will be very s
cemetery. sue kwon is at the scene where crews got it under control. >> reporter: they are using a unique method. what they've been doing all morning is coming down and filling up their trucks with 500 gallons of water and drawing it back up the hill where they are putting out the fire. there are hydrants within the cemetery but this fire was tricky to fight because they weren't placed in areas good for them. the fire broke out on the north side at the crest of the hill at around 2:00 in the morning. fire crews are stationed here on the presidio. this quickly grew to 3 to 4 acres. now, it is wet though. quite a bit of fog as many people know. and the cemetery is groomed with a lawn. fires like this are pretty rare. what we asked this morning is how it might have started. it's an usual location. no homeless people from what they know. and no lightning strikes. police are on hand. when day breaks hoping to investigate to see what may have caused this. no homes threatened, no injuries and no problems or damage done to historical landmarks like the tomb stones you see here. firefighters still
of emergency instituted today. earlier violence erupted when the military used force to clear out two areas occupied by supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. they used bulldozers and armored vehicles and teargas to disperse the morsi crowd. they fought back with rocks. a reporter was at the scene of one violent clash. >> there is a lot on fire there and there is very thick black smoke that is likely meant to try to confuse the helicopters and the multiple helicopters circling above. >> morsi demonstrators staged demonstrations since being removed from power. this man said "over our dead bodies we will not leave." the violence prompted the interim vice president to resign. the nobel peace prize inwither says the standoff could have been resolved peacefully and he will not bury responsibility for bloodshed. john carey condemned the violence and said it would not solve the conflict. >> today's events are deplorable and they run counter to egyptian as -- aspirations for peace and general democracy. >> secretary carey said it is a pivotal moment for egypt and it dealt a serious blow to r
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